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Upcoming Retreats

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retreats at the Immaculate Heart Retreat Center in Spokane, Washington 

  

Advent Individual Silent Retreats:  December 1, 2017 - December 20, 2017


1-day, 3-Days or More! Spiritual Direction Available

 

 

 

Silent Advent Day of Prayer:  Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM



Kindling for the Fire: 5 Warm Ways to Welcome the Christ Child, Sr. Mary Eucharista, SMMC

 

 

 

Cocoa and Contemplation:  Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM



Saint to Santa: How St. Nicholas became Santa Claus, Deacon Tom Heavey

 

 

 

24-Hour Cancer Retreat:  January 12, 2018, 4:30 PM - January 13, 2018, 4:30 PM



To See Another Sunrise: How to Survive and Thrive When Cancer Hits, Jim Morrison

 

 

 

Weekend Retreat for Men and Women:  January 19, 2018, 6:00 PM - January 21, 2018, 1:00 PM



Dusting Off the Catechism: Everything you wanted to Know but Didn't Want to Ask. Fr. Michael Maher, SJ

 

 

For more information or to register, visit  https://ihrc.net 

 

 


   

 

Retreats at the Monastery of St. Gertrude's in Cottonwood, Idaho

 

 

Poetry for the Spiritual Journey, November 17-19, 2017, Friday 7:30 pm to Sunday 1:30 pm


Explore how poetry can connect you more deeply with yourself, the world around you, and with the sacred. Whether poetry is a lifelong friend or totally new to you, discover how it can enrich your daily life. No writing experience necessary. Facilitator: Jory Mickelson. Suggested donation: $220 single / $170 each shared

 

 

Silence the Christmas Noise: An Advent retreat, Private retreat options. December 1-17, 2017


Set aside a few days for calm quiet Advent preparation this year. YOU are worth this gift of time away from the holiday rush to prepare yourself for the true meaning of Christmas. Choose retreat days that fit your schedule. Suggested donation: $95/night (includes meals)

  

 

Come to the Quiet, January 26 – February 2, 2018, Friday 7:30 pm to Friday 1:30 pm


Come away for a silent, individually-directed retreat with optional faith sharing, creative expression, body prayer and ritual. Relax in God’s presence surrounded by natural beauty and supported by a praying community. Facilitators: Lillian Englert, OSB, and team. Suggested donation: $535 single

 

 

Embracing the Artistic Call: A Cohort for Exploring the Mystery of Creative Experience, February 5-9, 2018 ~ initial retreat, Monday 3:00 pm to Friday 1:30 pm


Working together, we will embrace the profound mystery of creative expression, nurture new artistic possibilities and support our individual artistic journeys. The program includes two retreats and guided work at home over a 12-week period. It is open to all who long to live a creative life with intention. Facilitators: Embracing the Artistic Call team. Suggested donation: $780

 

 

The Sacred Art of Iconography, February 12-16, 2018, Monday 3:00 pm to Friday 1:30 pm


“Holy icons direct us toward the Divine.” Fr. Damian is an iconographer whose works are featured around the world. Don’t miss this encounter with sacred Christian art using traditional egg tempera. Materials provided; no experience necessary. Facilitator: Fr. Damian Higgins. Suggested donation: $575 single

 

 

A Watercolor Journey, March 13-15, 2018, Tuesday 3:00 pm to Thursday 1:30 pm


Explore watercolor painting with step-by-step instructions on the use of color and light and capturing mood and emotion. Paint with confidence and trust God in the flowing of color in your life. For beginning to intermediate painters. All supplies provided. Facilitator: Pearl Maxner. Suggested donation: $245 single / $195 each shared

 

 

Sacred Celtic Landscapes: God’s Evolving Message of Love, March 16-18, 2018, Friday 7:30 pm to Sunday 1:30 pm


We will discover the ancient spiritual, symbolic and mythological significance of sacred sites of the British Isles and explore how we can renew our lapsed relationship with the sacred landscape, allowing it to awaken a sense of wonder and a yearning to embrace God’s evolving message of love. Facilitator: Mary Lonergan, OSF. Suggested donation: $220 single / $170 each shared

 

 

Centering Prayer Intensive, April 9-15, 2018, Monday 7:30 pm to Sunday 1:30 pm


Deepen your spiritual life by enhancing your centering prayer practice through this intensive weeklong retreat in our quiet, transformative setting. Previous centering prayer experience required. Facilitators: Darlyne Pape and Donna Kreiensieck. Suggested donation: $535

 

 

Zentangle: Creating Art and Well-Being, April 16-18, 2018, Monday 7:30 pm to Wednesday 1:30 pm


Learn to enhance your mindfulness, relaxation and well-being with Zentangle, an easy-to-learn method of creating beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. No artistic experience necessary; supplies included. Facilitator: Sara Zeintek, Certified Zentangle Teacher. Suggested donation: $235 single / $185 each shared

 

 

A Woman’s Call to Spirituality: Emerging Faith in Our Daily Walk, May 18-20, 2018, Friday 7:30 pm to Sunday 1:30 pm


Join a circle of women as we discover emerging faith through scripture, song, poetry, and our own lives. How does faith come to life for each of us in our daily walk and help us make a difference in our corner of the world? Faciliator: Jeanette Von Herman, OSB. Suggested donation: $220 single / $170 each shared

 

 

Hearts on Fire: The Medieval Mystics and Their Spirituality, May 25-27, 2018, Friday 7:30 pm to Sunday 1:30 pm


Hildegard of Bingen, Mechtild of Magdeburg, Gertrud of Helfta and Julian of Norwich were all monastic women who experienced God as visionaries and/or mystics and serve as powerful teachers for a loving relationship with God. Through an introduction to mysticism and examination of the writings of these mystics, we will reflect on our own relationships with God. Facilitator: Prioress Mary Forman, OSB. Suggested donation: $220 single / $170 each shared

 

 

Herbal Wisdom for Today, May 31 – June 3, 2018, Thursday 7:30 pm to Sunday 1:30 pm


Discover what ancient herbal wisdom has to show us today. Learn how to identify and harvest herbs in order to make herbal teas and salve, as well as design and plant an herb garden to suit your own needs. Tools and materials provided. Come ready to hike, dig and get dirty! Facilitator: Carlotta Maria Fontes, OSB. Suggested donation: $260 single / $210 each shared

 

 

Come to the Quiet, June 15-22, 2018, Friday 7:30 pm to Friday 1:30 pm


Come away for a silent, individually-directed retreat with optional faith sharing, creative expression, body prayer and ritual. Relax in God’s presence surrounded by a praying community. Facilitators: Lillian Englert, OSB, and team. Suggested donation: $535 single

  

 


 

Renew, reflect, and relax.  Pray with our monastic community; delight in God's gift of nature.  While you are here you can meet with a Spiritual Director, dine with the Sisters, schedule time at the Healing Center, and more.

The Spirit Center is a Ministry of the Sisters of St. Benedict of the Monastery of St. Gertrude, 465 Keuterville Road, Cottonwood, Idaho 

 

To register please visit www.Spirit-Center.org or call 208-962-2000.